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Schools in the parish

Our parish is well supplied with schools, including the only Catholic secondary school in the City of Westminster.

Primary Schools
There are two Catholic state primary schools in the parish: St Joseph's and St Edward's. Both give a certain preference to children of practising Catholic families who live within the boundaries of the parish.

St Edward's, on Lisson Grove NW1, gives preference to such children from within this parish and that of Our Lady of the Rosary, Marylebone. The Head (from September 2012) is Mr Peter Gair, and the school phone number is 020 7723 5911.

St Joseph's, on Lanark Road W9, gives preference to such children from within this parish and a small area, west of the parish but close to the school, bounded by Carlton Vale, Kilburn Park Road, and Shirland Road. The Head is Miss Catherine McKeever, and the school phone number is 020 7286 3518.

St Christina's is an independent (fee-paying) Catholic school. The Head is Miss Nathalie Clyne-Wilson, and the school phone number is 020 7722 8784.

A sheet giving location and contact details for other Catholic primary schools in the area can be downloaded from here. This sheet also indicates where schools offer a nursery provision.



Secondary Schools
St George's, on Lanark Road W9, is within our parish boundaries. The Head is Mr Martin Tissot, and the school phone number is 020 7328 0904.

A sheet giving details of further Catholic secondary schools regularly attended by children from the parish can be downloaded from here.

Applications to the Schools
Application forms to all schools are available from the schools themselves, and generally have to be collected in person, although increasingly they can also be downloaded from the schools' websites.

For further guidance on applying to Catholic schools in the state sector, please click here.


Priest's Reference

Fr Allen is of course happy to provide the religious reference required from your parish priest by most Catholic schools.

The reference will draw on information provided on the basis of the Parish Information sheet (download from here), and the sign-in sheet that parents are regularly invited to complete when attending Sunday Mass (for further details please click here).

Fr Allen invited all families applying to Nursery, Reception, and Secondary schools and 6th Form College for admission in 2013 to meet with him during June/July 2012. If you have not done so, then please download and complete a parish information form, and come to one of the regular Rector's Surgeries details of which are announced in the weekly newsletter.

Priests reference forms to support application to Secondary Schools in 2013 should be given to Fr Allen at Sunday Mass on 6/7th October.

All reference forms should be provided in a single envelope (with addtional addressed and correctely stamped envelopes included for those schools that require forms sent direct to them by the priest). They will be dealt with during the week, and will be available for collection after Sunday Masses on 13th/14th October.

The parish is part of the Diocese of Westminster
Church of Our Lady, 54 Lodge Road, London. NW8 8LA Tel. 020 7286 3214